Volunteer for Girls Rock Louisville’s 2017 Summer Camp!
Before filling out an application, please read the job descriptions below first! Positions are open to all genders unless specifically noted. Volunteers should be over 19 years old except where noted. Click here for application.
***New this year*** Girls Rock Louisville Teen Internship Position
We’re inviting teens ages 16-18 who have previously attended Girls Rock Louisville camp and/or Outskirts Rockshops for Girls programs to submit an application to be interns for GRL’s 2017 Summer Camp.
CLICK HERE FOR A TEEN INTERNSHIP APPLICATION
*GIRLS ROCK LOUISVILLE VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS*
POSITIONS WORKING DIRECTLY WITH CAMPERS
**There will be a volunteer orientation session held on Sunday, June 11th (the day before camp starts) at Western Middle School. Please plan to attend this session as well as one of the two mandatory volunteer training sessions in May (Either Monday, May 15th 6-8 PM or Saturday May 20th, 11-1 PM) if you sign up to volunteer! Camp Counselors, Workshop Leaders, Instrument Instructors, Band Coaches and Band Manager positions are open to individuals who identify as female, trans (regardless of identity) or gender non-conforming.
Instrument Instructor* Music experience required
Time Requirement: Monday-Friday, June -12th-16th. 9 AM-12 PM plus training/orientation meetings and planning time with fellow instructors. Contact Meg Samples for more information.
Our campers possess a varying range of age and skill level, and many have never touched a musical instrument in their lives. Now it’s time to teach them what you know. We need Guitar, Bass, Drum, Vocal, and Keyboard instructors. Instructors will work together in teams to provide basic instrument instruction in small-group sessions (generally 3-5 students per teacher.) We ask you to meet with your fellow instrument instructors in advance to decide on a curriculum and what style / level of experience each instructor is comfortable teaching. (We are happy to provide resources and give ideas to help get you started.) This position combines well with a Band Coach position for a full week of volunteering.
Band Coach* (Music experience required.)
Time Requirement: Monday-Saturday, June 12-17th 12 PM-4 PM plus training/orientation meetings, showcase concert on Friday, June 16th, and record session on Saturday, June 17th. Contact Meg Samples for more information.
Band Coaches are assigned one band to help prepare a song for the Showcase. You will help the girls throughout the week in learning how to work together as a group, both musically and personally. Based on what the campers are learning in their instrument instruction classes, you will help the band structure a song, write lyrics & song parts and practice, practice, practice to pull it all together. You will help by guiding the campers as they move through the stressful experience of preparing for their performance, keeping a watchful eye on when the band may need a break or a specific camper may need some time away to decompress. This position combines well with an Instrument instructor position for a full week of volunteering.
Band Manager* (NO music experience required.)
Time Requirement: Monday-Saturday, June 12-17th 12 PM-4 PM plus training/orientation meetings, showcase concert on Friday, June 16th, and record session on Saturday, June 17th. Contact Tajah McQueen for more information.
Band Managers serve on a team with the Band Coaches for individual bands. Because the most important parts of the job are ensuring the campers’ safety and giving them support and encouragement, non-musicians are welcome in this job. Band managers help with getting equipment that might be needed in the band room, they help with possible conflict resolution and being a positive and supportive person in the band room during band practice.
Morning Camp Counselor* (No music experience required)Time Requirement: Monday-Friday, June -12th-16th. 9 AM-12 PM plus training/orientation meetings. Contact Tajah McQueen for more information.
Morning Camp Counselors serve as mentors for assigned groups of girls, which involves checking in with them every morning, making sure the campers are where they need to be, and offering advice and help throughout the mornings of camp, and communicating their needs to the afternoon band managers. Since the most important parts of the job are ensuring the campers’ safety and giving them support and encouragement, non-musicians are welcome in this job.
Workshop leaders will teach various hour-long classes based on their interest and experience. These will include but are not limited to social-issues workshops related to gender roles, girls and women in the media, girls and women in rock history, social justice, self-defense and creative workshops including zine-making, silk-screening, button-making, art instruction, poster-/flyer-making, etc. Please contact us to share your proposal idea. *****Please visit this link to submit a workshop proposal.*****
Nurses, Doctors, Licensed Social Workers (No music experience required)
Time requirements: various, mornings, afternoons or on call. Contact Carrie Neumayer for more information.
Available on-site or on-call throughout the day as a point person for medical emergencies, mental health issues, minor accidents, helping campers with special medical needs, and assisting the support and administrative team as needed. Combines well with other volunteer positions such as hospitality team, workshop leader, etc.
NON- INSTRUCTIONAL POSITIONS
Check In/Out Information Table Worker
Time Requirement: Various shifts available the week of Monday-Friday, June 12- 16th 8:00-10:00 AM; 10:00 AM-3:00 PM; 3:00-5:00 PM, plus a training/orientation meeting on June 11th (the Sunday before camp.) Contact Carrie Neumayer for more information.
During camp, it is important for a volunteer to remain at the front desk to answer questions and serve as the point of contact in the event of an emergency.
Pre/Post Camp Roadies
Time Requirement: Sunday, June 11th 9 AM- 12PM and/or Monday, June 19th 9 AM-12PM Contact Laura Quimby for more information.
Help move our instruments & equipment into the camp space and set up and break down rooms at Western Middle School. Our equipment is fairly light, but volunteers should be prepared to lift up to about 50 lbs.
Camp Roadie/Gear Crew
Time Requirement: Various shifts available the week of Monday-Friday, June 12-16th plus training/orientation meetings. Contact Laura Quimby for more information.
Help set-up, breakdown, and move equipment throughout the week. Responsibilities include reconfiguring rooms for band practice every day, helping with load in/out, and generally assisting Gear Coordinator. Also, check instruments during sound check and assist campers with tuning instruments backstage at the showcase. Our equipment is fairly light, but volunteers should be prepared to lift up to about 50 lbs.
Lunch / Kitchen Team
Time Requirement: Monday-Friday, 10 AM- 1 PM. Contact Carrie Neumayer for more information.
Volunteers are needed each day of the week to help with driving to pick up box lunches, organizing lunch for volunteers and campers and making everyone happy by keeping them nourished. Must have own vehicle and valid driver’s license.
Support for Showcase Concert
(Friday, June 16th, 4 PM-9 PM) Contact Salena Filichia for more information.
General Support is needed to staff our big concert at Headliners Music Hall on Friday, June 16th. We need volunteers to help carry & set up equipment, help with stage management, and work our information/merch table.
Time Requirement: (Days / Times Flexible, June 12th-17th) Contact Erika Schneider for more information.
We are looking for photographers and videographers to cover the activities of camp. Images will potentially be used on our website, our Facebook page, our Instagram page, and in promotional materials for Girls Rock Louisville. During camp sessions, photographers and videographers are asked to shoot all aspects of camp in a respectful and non-intrusive way. Immediately following the session, they are asked to deliver edited material to GRL. All photos/videos that are used will be credited. Photographers and Videographers should have past experience shooting special events, and should have their own digital cameras.
(days/times flexible) Contact Salena Filichia for more information.
We need help hanging up flyers for our big concert at Headliners Music Hall! Can you help us get the word out around town?